The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) unanimously approved the nomination of three lawyers for their appointment as additional judges of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah had nominated three advocates, including a female lawyer, for their appointment as additional judges of the IHC.
He had proposed the names of Saman Rafat Imtiaz, Arbab Muhammad Tahir and Barrister Sardar Ejaz Ishaq Khan.
On November 10, the IHC CJ had written a letter to the JCP wherein he explained why he had recommended these names.
The IHC has been established under Article 175 of the Constitution. Section 3 of the Islamabad High Court Act, 2010 provides that the high court shall consist of a chief justice and nine other judges to be appointed from the provinces and other territories of Pakistan. At present four positions of judges are vacant,” the IHC CJ had said.